The New York Knicks are interested in bringing back center Timofey Mozgov. 

The New York Knicks signed Russian center Timofey Mozgov in July 2010. He played in just 34 games before being shipped off to Denver in the Carmelo Anthony trade. Six years later he’s available again. As a free agent.

According to Ian Begley of ESPN New York, some in the Knicks organization are high on Mozgov. Per Begley, Mozgov would provide “an interesting alternative” as the Knicks “won’t need a high-scoring center” with Anthony, Derrick Rose, and Kristaps Porzingis on the floor.

Mozgov definitely struggled this season with the Cavs, which should help the Knicks obtain him at a relatively reasonable price, but he’s still a reliable player on defense and in the pick and roll.

With all the attention surrounding the Knicks pursuit of the injury-prone Joakim Noah, the younger Mozgov would provide much less risk.

In 76 games, Mozgov averaged 17.4 minutes, 6.3 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 0.8 blocks, on a slash line of .565/.143/.716.

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